The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) today announced that the 10th edition of India's only integrated Agri Fair, CII Agro Tech 2012 will be held at the Parade Ground, Sector 17, Chandigarh from 1- 4 December 2012. CII AgroTech is India's Premier Biennial Agro Technology and Business Fair with a large domestic participation and significant international presence, including 45 foreign exhibitors from 8 countries. Punjab & Haryana are thehost states, while Ministry of Agriculture, GoI is supporting the event. The Compound Feed Manufacturers' Association (CLFMA) of India, Fertiliser Association of India (FAI), Mehram Publications, National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories Limited (NFCSF), National Small Industries Corporation Limited (NSIC) and Sugar Technologists' Association of India(STAI) are the other Partners of CII Agro Tech 2012. Canada, Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Federation (UNACOMA) and Korea Agricultural Machinery Industry Cooperative (KAMICO) have set up their pavilions while companies from Germany, The Netherlands, Argentina, Spainand USA are also showcasing their products and services.Giving details of Agro Tech 2012, Mr Gokul Patnaik, Chairman, Conferences Agro Tech 2012 shared, “Our aim is to take technology to the Indian farmer and guide the farmer and the farm industry towards maximum value creation. This is critical as the share in India's GDP of agriculture and allied sector has declined to 14 per cent in 2011-12 from 19 per cent in 2004-05.Agro Tech 2012 will bring to the forefront various issues that are hampering the growth of Indian Agriculture and suggest solutions for them.This will include issues like formulating a model Land Leasing Act, APMC reforms, Supply Chain Management, revamping of the MSP policy, repealing of the Essential Commodity Act, introduction of GST, Crop Nutrition and rationalization of fertilizer/pesticide usage.”The Agro Tech 2012 will also guide the farmer and the farm industry towards maximum value creation. International Conferences and Kisan Goshthees to help rejuvenate Indian agriculture.
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